CEMEX announces to strengthen cement production plant in Jamaica

CEMEX has decided to upgrade and increase the potential of the company’s cement production plant in Rockfort, Jamaica, by 30 per cent. The authorities of CEMEX recently made the announcement and noted that the decision had been made as a part of its growth strategy.

Jamaica: CEMEX has decided to upgrade and increase the potential of the company’s cement production plant in Rockfort, Jamaica, by 30 per cent. The authorities of CEMEX recently made the announcement and noted that the decision had been made as a part of its growth strategy.

The Mexican building materials company is investing a total amount of US$30 million in the expansion and up-gradation of the CCCL cement plant.

This investment of CEMEX is designed to be accretive and arranged to the company´s climate action goals via making the production of low-carbon products.

This projected increase of the Mexican Company would further strengthen the self-sufficiency of the national cement industry.

It would also reduce dependency on cement imports & would reinforce the strength of Caribbean Cement Company Ltd – CCCL to serve the growth of the construction sector in Jamaica & the Caribbean region.

The Mexican building materials company anticipated that once this planned expansion is finished, then it would eventually be increased
their existing cement production capacity by approximately 300,000 tonnes by the implementation of state of the art technologies.

As per to the authorities, this expansion would further assist in proposing novel grinding additives for the manufacturing process & further improve the production of low-clinker products in the region.

The proposed upgrade, which is now scheduled for the second half of the year 2022, is compatible with the growth plan of CEMEX in Jamaica & further seeks to establish the company’s capacity to react to local market demands and export needs over the medium term.

Jesus Gonzalez, the president of CEMEX South, Central America and the Caribbean, stated, “At Caribbean Cement Company Ltd, we reiterated our dedication to the sustainable development of the economy.”

Following the statement, Jesus added that this investment would help CEMEX to create jobs and promote the local industry in the nation while minimizing its carbon footprint.